Social Issues

Global Health Trust

The aim of the Global Health Trust is to advance global health equity through strengthening the production, deployment, and empowerment of human resources for health in low-income countries. The work has been launched through a Joint Learning Initiative, a multi-stakeholder participatory learning process, to better understand the role of workers in health systems and to identify new strategies to strengthen their performance

AIDS Law Project

Every day people living with HIV or AIDS face one problem after another because of discrimination. People struggle to get access to proper medical treatment, school for children and even work. It is difficult to buy a house because it is impossible to get insurance. Our children and families face harsh words from friends or colleagues. A LOT OF THIS DISCRIMINATION IS AGAINST THE LAW The AIDS Law Project (ALP) is at Wits University Centre for Applied Legal Studies. It is an organisation that specialises in helping people with HIV/AIDS to deal with these problems.

Women's Health Project

The Women's Health Project, a non-governmental organisation, is the Gender and Health Centre at the University of the Witwatersrand. WHP promotes gender equality and high quality health services, does research, consultancy, training, advocacy, information dissemination and implements health care system changes.

Public Health Association of South Africa

The mission of the Public Health Association of South Africa is to build an association of those involved in health and health-related activities to promote greater equity in health in South Africa. PHASA advocates equitable access to the basic conditions necessary to achieve health for all South African as well as equitable access to effective health care. PHASA will work with other public health associations and related organisations and advocate on national and international issues that impact on the conditions for a healthy society.

Health Information Systems (HISP)

HISP vision is to support the development of an excellent and sustainable health information system that enables all health care workers to use their own information to improve the coverage and quality of health services within our communities.

Centre for HIV/AIDS Networking (HIVAN)

Centre for HIV/AIDS Networking (HIVAN) exists to provide a meeting point between academia and society, with the aim of stimulating multi-disciplinary and cross-sectoral responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. Although the activities of HIVAN are grounded at a practical level in this province, strong emphasis is placed on comparative work and international exchange of knowledge, experience, and expertise.

Aidsmap

AIDSMap is produced by NAM in collaboration with the British HIV Association and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance. Initial funding was generously provided by St Stephen's AIDS Trust. NAM exists to support the fight against AIDS with independent, accurate, accessible and comprehensive information. NAM aims to create and disseminate information resources rooted in the experiences of those most affected, enabling individuals and communities to take action and control in responding to HIV and AIDS.

iThemba Lethu

iThemba Lethu is a Voluntary Association (not-for-gain). It was constituted by a group of people with a concern for the future and destiny of young people and children threatened by HIV /AIDS, especially in the Durban area. The organisation has a Christian base, and is rooted in Glenridge Church International, a Durban local church. iThemba Lethu seeks to impact children and young people in Durban whose future is being threatened by HIV /AIDS. Our vision is to see these children and young people regain a meaningful destiny.

The South African Pharmacy Council

The primary object of the Council is to assist in the promotion of the health of the population of South Africa.

United States Pharmacopeia Drug Quality and Information

This website was created as a resource for people interested in drug quality and drug information and will provide vital information to those working in drug management programs worldwide. The focus is to provide information on priority medicines that are of interest to health care professionals working in developing countries. In addition, the site will discuss drug quality issues-focusing on substandard and counterfeit drugs.